SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — While 72 passengers have settled their personal-injury claims stemming from the crash of an Asiana Airlines flight in San Francisco two years ago, other people are continuing their legal fight with the airliner and others involved in the accident that killed three Chinese teenagers and injured nearly 200 people.
(Reuters) - More than 1,600 U.S. flights were canceled on Wednesday ahead of an overnight winter storm predicted to dump up to a foot (30 cm)of snow on parts of the eastern United States through Thursday. Kentucky and West Virginia were forecasted to be the hardest hit, National Weather Service meteorologist Brian Hurley said, with some places facing up to 11 inches (28 cm) of snow or sleet. West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin mobilized the state's National Guard on Tuesday ahead of the storm, citing the potential snowfall, rain and possible flooding. Boston, which posted its coldest February on record, could see up to 3 inches (8 cm) of snow from the approaching system, said NWS meteorologist Rebecca Gould.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's stand against same-sex marriage regained ground Wednesday after the state's highest court ruled that its ban remains legal, despite federal court pressure to begin issuing licenses to gays and lesbians. But advocates said they're not giving up either — and that the justices in Montgomery will find themselves on history's losing side.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Smog-covered mountains, gritty sidewalks, smelly fumes from traffic-choked freeways. The Los Angeles area was a tough place to breathe several decades ago. Now a study shows how much that has changed, especially for the region's youngest residents.
WASHINGTON (AP) — With an eye toward a possible run for the White House, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio signed onto an extensive plan Wednesday to cut taxes for investors, parents and businesses in an effort to spur economic growth and create jobs.